Jim is a 35+ year veteran of the telecommunications and technology industry. As the Principal of the Avison Young Data Center Advisory Practice Jim works with both enterprises and providers on both their data center strategy and requirements. These efforts include RFP creation, site selection, market analysis, facility assessments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, agency representation and development of go to market strategies, to name a few.
Prior to joining Avison Young, Jim’s other recent experiences included being Senior Vice President of DTZ Equis Global Data Center Practice, Executive Vice President, at One Equity Partners, Bank One’s $3.5 billion technology fund, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Product Development at Global Crossing, President of Global Center and Vice President of Cyber Solutions at Qwest Communications.
At DTZ Equis, Jim was a founding partner in the formation of the Global Data Center Practice. He led this team for 12 years and was successful in attracting major clients; such as, Digital Realty, QTS, NTT America, Telx, Savvis, The United Nations, Harris Corp, Raymond James and Urbacon.
At OEP, he performed due diligence on technology companies for acquisition by One Equity and was responsible for the analysis of technology, delivery platforms, product suites, feature sets and target markets for potential integration with other acquired companies. Some portfolio companies included Savvis, MoneyLine, Telerate & VNCi.
At GX, he was responsible for $5.5 billion dollars in revenue and had full development and marketing responsibility for all of the company’s products worldwide. In addition, he led the GX standalone hosting company, Global Center and company’s voice and video conferencing businesses.
- BS, Mathematics & Business Management, Cortland State University
- SVP DTZ Equis Global Data Center Practice
- EVP One Equity Partners
- EVP of Worldwide Product Development for Global Crossing. & President Global Center
- VP Business Development for TyCom International.
- VP Qwest Cyber Solutions
- Director Strategic Opportunities for Sprint Communications.